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The Colorado Sun

Sharing the smallest of hearts: A Colorado girl lives because of another family’s loss

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateJune 14, 2024

Only Melanie Everitt, a pediatric cardiologist and director of the Children’s Colorado heart transplant program [and professor of pediatrics at CU School of Medicine], said yes. Everitt agreed with Willow’s parents — the operation on the child’s valves wasn’t the best option. There was a good chance she would put Willow on the transplant list, pending more tests in Colorado.

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Doctors are working on a test to predict if a baby will develop food allergies

news outletCPR
Publish DateJune 10, 2024

An early sign that a child might develop an allergy is if they have eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, which is a condition that causes a person’s skin to be dry and itchy. In research published in March 2024 and led by Donald Leung at National Jewish Health [and professor of pediatrics at CU School of Medicine], doctors used a special piece of tape to retrieve a skin sample from 2-month-old babies.

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Neurology Live

Safety and Pharmacokinetic Profile of Ocrelizumab in Pediatric MS Mirrors Adult Population

news outletNeurology Live
Publish DateJune 06, 2024

Led by Teri Schreiner, an associate professor of pediatrics-neurology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, the observed PK/PD profile of ocrelizumab in this pediatric population was similar to that seen in adults. In addition, no new T1-gadolinium-enhancing lesions were reported at week 12.

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The Denver Post

Colorado to use $20 million from Juul vaping settlement to fund youth mental health services

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateJune 06, 2024

“It’s pervasive,” said Robin Deterding, a pediatric pulmonologist and medical director of the Breathing Institute at Children’s Hospital Colorado [and professor of pediatrics at CU School of Medicine]. “All teenagers know people who vape and use nicotine.”

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